Local Health System Sustainability Project
Since gaining its independence in 1990, Namibia has made notable progress in its health system. However, despite these signs of progress and relatively high levels of health spending, Namibia faces challenges in its ability to sustainably and efficiently finance a health system that advances Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
LHSS is partnering with the Government of the Republic of Namibia and non-governmental entities to advance long-term sustainability planning. Through close collaboration with stakeholders, LHSS activities focus on the journey towards UHC, health financing, and private sector engagement. Specifically, LHSS is working to -
- Support the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) to operationalize a high-level UHC plan by re-engaging UHC working groups and strengthening the MoHSS’s capacity to engage with multi-sectoral stakeholders on health financing reform
- Strengthen MoHSS capacity to use evidence-based financing processes by supporting the development of an essential service package, costing the essential package (including HIV services), and advancing efficient and effective resource allocation processes
- Improve private sector engagement leading to increased access to care and strengthened stewardship by the Government of Namibia
By strengthening Namibia’s health financing system, all Namibians, including people living with or experiencing HIV, pregnant women and children, and those living in poverty, can receive accessible, affordable, and high-quality essential health services.